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Sanitation Districts

1955    Workman Mill Rd., Whittier 90601
  P.O.    Box 4998,   Whittier 90607
  Phone (562) 699-7411 or (323) 685-5217
  Mission statement: Protect  public health and the environment through innovative and cost-effective  wastewater and solid waste management and, in doing so convert waste into  resources such as reclaimed water, energy, and recycled materials.
  The Sanitation Districts function on a  regional scale consisting of 24 independent special districts serving about 5.7  million people in Los Angeles   County. The service area  covers approximately 820 square miles and encompasses 78 cities and  unincorporated territory within the County.
  The 24 separate districts work cooperatively  under a joint administration agreement with one administrative staff  headquartered near the City of Whittier.  Each district has its own board of directors consisting of the mayor of each  city, and the chair of the Board of Supervisors for unincorporated territory,  within that district.
  The Sanitation Districts’ 1,400 miles of main  trunk sewers and 11 wastewater treatment plants convey and treat about half the  wastewater in Los Angeles   County.  The Sanitation Districts are pioneers in  using recycled water beneficially.  Water  reclamation plants produce a high-quality source of reclaimed water that  essentially meets drinking water standards and is reused at about 570 sites  throughout the county.
  The Sanitation Districts’ solid waste  management sites similarly provide about half of the countywide solid waste  management needs.  The Sanitation  Districts operate three sanitary landfills, four landfill energy recovery  facilities, two recycle centers, three materials recovery/transfer facilities,  and participate in the operation of two refuse-to-energy facilities.
  Additional  information on services provided and current rates is available on the website.

Scanner Price Accuracy, Businesses

Agricultural Commissioner/Weights and Measures Department
11012 S. Garfield Ave., South Gate 90280
Phone: (800) 665-2900, information or complaints

Conducts price verification inspections at retail businesses to confirm that prices charged are the same as those posted or advertised.

Requires businesses to display notices at cash registers informing consumers that they are entitled to the lowest advertised or posted price. (Businesses needing notices or more information may call (562) 622-0415 or e-mail: Issues registrations to retail businesses utilizing automated price look-up (scanner) systems.

Science Museums and Programs

(See Natural History Museum under "Museums")

Scuba Certification

Parks and Recreation Department
Underwater Unit
Phone (310) 965-8258

Maintains records of those who have received SCUBA certification in Los Angeles County. Replaces lost, damaged or stolen cards.

Offers, in conjunction with the Underwater Instructors Association, a selection of courses for certification ranging from entry level to instructor.

Self-Help Legal Resource Centers

Superior Court
  Assist  self-represented litigants seeking justice through the civil courts by helping them  navigate the court system and explaining the legal process.  Offer free resources on family law, limited  civil and other matters, such as housing and guardianship.  Additional low- or no-cost legal resources  are available at alternative dispute resolution offices and self-help  information sites on the Internet, including and  Walk-in service  only, no phone calls.
  Antelope Valley Self-Help   Legal Access   Center
  Michael D. Antonovich   Antelope Valley Courthouse
  42011 Fourth St. West, Lancaster 93534
  Tues., Thurs. and Fri. from 8:30   a.m. to noon,
  1:30 to 4:30 p.m.; Wed. from 8:30 a.m.  to noon.
  Compton Self-Help Legal Access   Center
  Compton Courthouse
  200 W. Compton Blvd.,  11th Flr., Rm. 1102, Compton  90220
  Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. to noon; Mon., Wed., Thurs. 1:30 to 4 p.m.
  Inglewood Self-Help Legal Access   Center
  Inglewood Courthouse
  1 Regent St., First Flr., Rm. 107, Inglewood  90301
  Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m.  to noon (family law  matters),
  1:30 to 4 p.m. (housing, civil matters); closed Wed. afternoons.
  Long Beach Self-Help Legal Access   Center
  Long Beach Courthouse
  415 W. Ocean Blvd.,  Rm. 505, Long Beach  90802  
  Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30   p.m. except Wed. hours are 8:30   a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
  Norwalk Resource Center for Self-Represented Litigants
  Norwalk Courthouse
  12720 Norwalk Blvd., Rm. 104E, Norwalk  90650
  Mon. - Thurs. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  Fri. 8 a.m. to noon.
  Pasadena Resource Center for Self-Represented Litigants
  Pasadena Courthouse
  300 E. Walnut St., Rm. 300, Pasadena  91101
  Mon. - Thurs. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  Fri. 8 a.m. to noon. - Elder Law Conservatorship  Clinic
  Pomona Self-Help Legal Access   Center
  Pomona South Courthouse
  400 Civic Center Plaza, 7th Flr., Rm. 702, Pomona 91766
  Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 8:30   a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (family law matters),
  1:30 to 4:30 p.m. (housing, family law, civil matters);
  Wed. 8:30 a.m. to noon (family law matters).
  San Fernando Self-Help Legal Access   Center
  San Fernando Courthouse
  900 Third St.,  Cafeteria, San Fernando  91340
  Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 8:30   a.m. to noon, 1:30 to 4 p.m.; Wed. 8:30 a.m. to noon.  
  Santa Monica Self-Help Legal Access   Center
  Santa Monica Courthouse
  1725 Main St., Santa Monica 90401
  Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 8:30   a.m. to noon, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.,
  Wed. from 8:30 a.m.  to noon.
  Resource Center for Self-Represented Litigants
  Stanley Mosk Courthouse
  111 N. Hill St., Fourth Flr., Rm. 426, Los    Angeles 90012
  Mon. - Thurs. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,  Fri. 8 a.m. to noon.
  Torrance Self-Help Legal Access   Center
  Torrance Courthouse
  825 Maple Ave., Rm. 160, Torrance  90503
  Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 9 a.m.  to noon, 1:30 to 4 p.m.; Wed. 9 a.m. to noon.
  Van Nuys Self-Help Legal   Access Center
  Van Nuys East Courthouse
  6230 Sylmar Ave., Third Flr., Law Library, Van Nuys 91401
  Mon. - Fri. 8:30 a.m.  to noon (family law  matters), 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.  (housing, civil matters).

Senior Citizens Programs

Community and Senior Services
3333 Wilshire Blvd., 4th Flr., Los Angeles 90010
Phone (800) 510-2020

Provides case management, employment (second careers), health services, information and referral, in-home services, legal services, and congregate and home-delivered meals services.

Senior Citizens Service Centers

Sewer Maintenance Districts

Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Phone (626) 300-3381

Assessment included on property tax statement.

Sexually Transmitted Disease Program

Public Health, Department of
2615 S. Grand Ave., Rm. 500, Los Angeles 90007
Phone (213) 744-3070 (Mon. - Fri., 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)
STD Program Hotline: (800) 758-0880
Fax: (213) 749-9606

Hotline:  Provides STD information and referrals to STD clinics and HIV test sites in Los Angeles County. Upon request, free condoms are available. Automated, 24 hours.  Health educators available Mon.- Fri. 7 a.m.- 5 p.m. English/Spanish.

Provides free, confidential STD testing and treatment at various locations. The program also has a mobile testing clinic for syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV testing.  To find out the schedule of the mobile clinic, call (213) 744-3335.


Sheriff's  Headquarters Bureau
4700    Ramona Blvd., Monterey Park 91754-2169
Phone (323) 267-4800
TDD: business (323) 267-6669
TDD: emergency 9-1-1
Complaint Line (800) 698-8255

Parking Tickets
  (800) 782-3868

Employment Verification
  Phone (323) 526-5500

  Phone 1-800-A-DEPUTY

Eviction Notices / Civil Process Service
  Phone (213) 974-6613

INS Clearance Letters
  Phone (562) 345-4441

Sheriff’s Stations

Altadena -
  780    E. Altadena Dr., Altadena 91001
  Phone (626) 798-1131

Avalon -
  215    Sumner Ave., P.O. Box 1551, Avalon 90704
  Phone (310) 510-2360

Carson -
  21356    S. Avalon Blvd., Carson 90745
  Phone (310) 830-1123

Century Station -
  11703    S. Alameda St., Lynwood 90262
  Phone (323) 568-4800

Cerritos Station -
  18135    Bloomfield Ave., Cerritos 90703
  Phone (562) 860-0044

Compton Station -
  301    S. Willowbrook Ave., Compton 90220
  Phone (310) 605-6500

Crescenta Valley -
  4554 N. Briggs Ave., La Crescenta 91214
  Phone (818) 248-3464

East Los Angeles -
  5019    E. 3rd St.,   Los Angeles 90022
  Phone (323) 264-4151

Sheriff’s Dept.   Harbor Patrol Emergency -
  Marina del Rey, Phone  (310) 482-6000 and
  VHF Channel 16 for  boaters

Industry -
  150    N. Hudson Ave., City of Industry 91744
  Phone (626) 330-3322  or (909) 595-3649

Lakewood -
  5130    N. Clark Ave., Lakewood 90712
  Phone (562) 623-3500

Lancaster -
  501    W. Lancaster Blvd., Lancaster 93534
  Phone (661) 948-8466

Lennox -
  4331    Lennox Blvd., Inglewood 90304
  Phone (310) 671-7531

Lomita -
  26123    S. Narbonne Ave., Lomita 90717
  Phone (310) 539-1661

Malibu/Lost Hills -
  27050    Agoura Rd.,   Calabasas 91301
  Phone (818) 878-1808

Marina del Rey -
  13851 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey  90292
  Phone (310) 482-6000

Norwalk -
  12335 Civic Center Dr., Norwalk   90650
  Phone (562) 863-8711

Palmdale -
  750 East Ave. Q, Palmdale 93550
  Phone (661) 272-2400

Pico Rivera -
  6631    S. Passons Blvd., Pico Rivera 90660
  Phone (562) 949-2421

San Dimas -
  270    S. Walnut Ave., San Dimas 91773
  Phone (909) 450-2700,  (909) 599-1261 or (626) 332-1184

Santa Clarita Valley -
  23740    W. Magic Mountain Pkwy., Valencia 91355
  Phone (661) 255-1121

Temple -
  8838 E. Las Tunas Dr., Temple    City 91780
  Phone (626) 285-7171

Walnut / Diamond Bar -
  21695 E. Valley Blvd., Walnut 91789
  Phone (626) 913-1715  or (909) 595-2264

West Hollywood -
  780    N. San Vicente Blvd., West Hollywood 90069
  Phone (310) 855-8850

Small Claims Court


Handles claims for $7,500 and less.  Parties may ask a lawyer for advice before going to court, but may not have a lawyer appear in court for them.

Small Claims Advisors
Phone (213) 974-9759

Stanley Mosk Courthouse -
110 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles 90012
Phone (213) 974-6350

Michael D. Antonovich
Antelope Valley Courthouse
42011 Fourth St. West, Lancaster 93534
Phone (661) 974-7200

San Fernando Courthouse
900 Third St., San Fernando 91340
Phone (818) 898-2425

Long Beach Courthouse
415 W. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach 90802
Phone (562) 491-6235

Van Nuys West Courthouse -
14400 Erwin St. Mall, Second Flr., Van Nuys 91401
Phone (818) 374-2901

There are 23 other courthouses that also handle small claims cases in their jurisdiction.  (See Filing Court Locator at

Small Claims Court Advisor Program

Small Craft Harbor Commission

13837 Fiji Way, Marina del Rey 90292
Phone (310) 305-9503

Makes recommendations to the Board of Supervisors concerning issues relating to the operation and management of Marina del Rey.

Smog Control

(See Air Quality)

Solar Mapping Program

Chief Information Office
(213) 253-5600

Allows homeowners and businesses in Los Angeles County to go online and type in their address to determine if their properties are good candidates for solar power.  Uses roof size, pitch and shading from nearby trees, buildings and mountains to provide a building's solar potential and the potential value of installing solar panels. Provides information on a property's roof size, area suitable for solar panels, electricity produced, electricity savings, carbon reduction, nearby solar installations and case studies, available rebates from utility companies, and information about installers.

Solid Waste Disposal Reporting System

Public Works, Department of
900 S. Fremont Ave., Alhambra 91803-1331
Hotline (800) 320-1771

Spay/Neuter Program

Department of Animal Care and Control (Headquarters)
5898 Cherry Ave., Long Beach 90805
Phone (562) 728-4882
Visit the department website or contact a local animal shelter to obtain information on low-cost spay/neuter for pets and spay/neuter options.

Strategic Plan

Chief Executive Office  
(213) 974-6879
Website: Strategic Plan Document

Includes the County's mission statement, values,  and strategies for reaching identified goals. The third update to the plan was adopted by the Board of Supervisors in March 2009.

Street Food Vendors

Street Light And Street Signs

Public Works, Department of
Phone (626) 458-1722